Friday, June 29, 2012

Eagle Banding 2012

This is the third consecutive year I have participated in banding the eagle chicks from the nest on the island directly across from camp. These two siblings are about 5 weeks old and believe me they were a handful and then some. They grow fast but won't be ready to fly for at least another 5 to 6 weeks.  It was a great experience as always, Thanks Bill!

Rick, Carter and two special guests are up fishing the river today. Last week we were concerned about low water levels but with non-stop rain we've gone the other way and were looking for levels to drop and clear so they could have some decent fishing.  It appears to be just right, so they should enjoy their day on the river.

I spotted Jerry and Gordon over at his favorite fishing hole early this morning.  Oh the stories they must be telling over there.  Good luck fellas.

Our Summer Rate special kicks in on July first so if you haven't made plans for a summer get-a-way to the lake, give me a call as I still have a few spots open.  We are all looking forward to the multi-generational families that return year after year to enjoy the great outdoors at Bosebuck Mountain Camps.

Mike has booked several bear hunters this past week, but does a few slots still open.  If you are thinking of booking a hunt, call now before they are all taken.  Of course we could schedule you for 2013 if 2012 is filled.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Bosebuck Little Trout - flies, prints & cards

Thanks to Rick Estes who designed this unique fly for Bosebuck Mountain Camps and artist Ann Maulucci who has captured it's beautiful detail in colored pencil, you can now purchase a little piece of Bosebuck to take home.  Flies with a #2, #4 or #6 hook, matted prints in 5x7 or 8x10 as well as blank notecards with envelopes are available for purchase.  If you just can't fit a trip to camp into your busy schedule, give me a call and I can ship to you.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Well our internet troubles seem to have cleared up as quickly as they appeared. I must have an e-gremlin living here unseen. The webcams haven't quite gotten on board yet, so the uploads are still sporadic.

Good luck to all the lucky State of Maine moose lottery winners whose names were drawn yesterday. Please keep in mind that we are located in Wildlife Management District (WMD) #7. Here are just a couple advantages if you stay at Bosebuck Mountain Camps for your moose hunt; access to a gated area and Mike is in the woods on a daily basis beginning at the end of July, so he knows where moose are and their movements. We have a fully guided hunt package or you can "go it alone". Give us a call to discuss booking your hunt.

Yes, it certainly rained yesterday, not only rain, but hail, thunder & lightening all accompanied by strong, gusting winds. At one point the wind was so strong it blew the wooden chairs right of the dock into the lake. Mike was able to retrieve them after things calmed down a bit. The storm moved out just in time for our eight Fly n' Dine guests to keep their reservations for dinner last night. Keith at Acadian Seaplanes was able to make both trips from his seaplane base in Rangeley.

Some of our photographer guests have returned again this year to capture the beauty that surrounds us here. They have already captured unbelievable shots of the loon chicks riding on the backs of their parents, eagles in flight, deer and perspectives of nature that can only be appreciated in the split second of the camera's lens.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Jim, Eric and Will had a great day on the lake with Fern and returned with fish for breakfast this morning.  Nothing like eggs and salmon to start the day!

Mark and Wyman also had a wonderful day above the gates fishing on the river.  They experienced a lot of action even with the rising temperatures.  They are off to the Androscoggin River for a drift boat trip with Rick Estes of Owls Roost Outfitters today.  We sent them off this morning with extra bottled water and the following instructions; stay cool, catch fish and drink (water of course) to stay hydrated.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Jim, Eric and Bill arrived at camp yesterday and will be spending the next two days on the lake with Fern.  Jim first fished Aziscohos 67 years ago at the age of 7 which just so happens to be the current age of his grandson, Bill.  The three generations will have a great time sharing Jim's memories and creating new ones together.

Mike actually left camp yesterday and saw six deer, two of which were bucks, on his way out.  This sure is shaping up to be a great deer season.  You should consider a week of hunting with us, we'll cook and clean so you can concentrate on hunting.  After a long day in the woods you can return to a warm cabin and a hot delicious, hearty meal.  Our price is $699.00 (plus 7% tax & 15% gratuity) per person for a Sunday to Sunday package.  Since you can't hunt in Maine on Sunday, use that for your travel day so you don't miss any valuable time in the woods.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Well the fishing was pretty good this weekend despite the bright sunshine and warm temperatures.  Of course the fishermen love a little overcast and cooler temps, but they survived with a little extra beverage of choice and extra sunscreen.

Our Internet connection is "acting up" again, so the webcams and my access to this blog and email have been sporadic.  Please be patient and keep trying.  If you see electronics floating in the lake it's because I just couldn't take it any more and through the whole computer, router, etc right in!

Two bear and at least 20 deer were seen this weekend by our guests and too many rabbits to count.  I'm not sure what the Chinese calender says, but in this neck of the woods, it's the year of the rabbit.

JC and Dave finished up the Father's Day weekend as strong as it began.  Marc and his boys maintained a presence on the dock and certainly had their fill of salmon.  They have all booked for 2013, so see you then if not before.  Thanks to all our guests for a great, busy weekend.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Well the Grant boys have departed and managed to leave a few fish behind.  See you again next year!

The Lake is still producing decent fish and plenty of action.  The River is fishing well and Rick is hard at it with a couple of sports today.

The deer are making their presence known as most of our guests are coming in and relating the details of their sightings on a daily basis.

Anna had another crack at a big brookie last evening after dinner but was just a hair too late according to her father.  They departed camp this morning, bag lunches in hand and smiles on their faces.  We said our good byes and wished Anna good luck on her new job having just graduated from college a few weeks ago.

Dave and JC are up to Parmachenee Lake today trying their luck with those fish.  We'll see should receive a full report tonight after dinner.

Even though we haven't caught a glimpse of them just yet, the adult eagles are busy feeding their young.  It seems to be a full time job!

Happy Father's Day Weekend to all and enjoy this beautiful stretch of weather that has been forecasted.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

It's Flag Day, are your Colors flying?

They certainly are here a Bosebuck Mountain Camps. 

Spring fishing is still going strong both in the rivers and on the lake due to the amount of rainfall over the past few weeks.  Of course we have a lot of fathers and sons in camp this week and for the upcoming weekend, but we also have a father and daughter here. Anna spent her first day ever fly fishing on the river with her Dad and one of our guides, Seth.  They returned to camp hungry, tired and excited.  She hooked a large brookie but was unable to land it but there's always tomorrow to fish another day.

Dave and JC boated 20 fish on the lake yesterday and had a couple of keepers for breakfast this morning. Dave, Jeff and Charlie are back again this year and as always are finding the fish in the lake and the rivers.

Mark found fish too and discovered  another way to drive to the lower end of the lake.  Thanks for the advise Mark! 

Bear and deer seem to be in abundance of late which is an extra treat for many of our guests that have seen them.  Looks like it will be a good season for both.  Give us a call to book your hunt as we still have a few openings for our bear hunting season.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Now that the skies have finally cleared and I can access the Internet again (heavy cloud cover interrupts our satellite signal) I can update you on the happenings at Bosebuck Mountain Camps.  Like most of you, we have received a large amount of rainfall in the past 10 days so water levels are higher than normal for this late in the spring.  Good news is 1) we won't have to mow the front lawn that's under water and 2) the extra water should extend the fishing season well into the month of June.

Fishing has been good to great with the exception of a few days when the water levels were too high to wade.  An  over night wait allows things to settle down and the fishermen are right back at it.

It is definitely spring since many of the staff and our lodging guests have seen lots of newborn wildlife including, a fawn shortly after birth, a calf moose, bunnies are everywhere and grouse chicks that are so small they look like cotton balls with legs scurrying along after their Momma.

Our Summer Rate special of $109.00 per adult (plus tax & gratuity) with up to two kids FREE with each paid adult will begin on July 1st and run through the first two weeks of August.  I do have some lakefront cabins still available so call if you would love to enjoy a few days on the lake.